UAS Consulting: How we help
At Across Safety Development, we’re champions of new aviation technologies.
We help innovators achieve success in both Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) technology and business, by being trusted partners in regulation, training and safety, and maintaining close ties with aviation authorities around the world.
From established organisations looking to add a UAS capability, to innovative businesses and unmanned aviation industry pioneers, we provide you with expert guidance on UAS regulation, compliance and safety management, and are always on hand to answer your questions, needs or concerns.
We want to embed confidence in new technologies, so we never cut corners. We help our partners stay the course by meeting all regulatory requirements, keeping them fully abreast of the latest changes and industry developments.
Because we know our industry cannot progress without safety and trust at its core.
Regulatory Requirements & Approvals
As renowned experts in Unmanned Aviation Systems, we guide you through the crucial regulatory requirements to get the operational authorisation and certification that you need, when you need it.
UAS Certification Consulting
Whether you’re manufacturing UAS components or a UAV, it can be challenging to obtain certification. Our experience and understanding of current developments in CS-UAS, CS-LUAS and EASAs Special Conditions for Light UAS, means we can help you plan and implement the certification strategy you need to be a market leader in UAS manufacturing.
Carriage of Dangerous Goods by UAV
At Across Safety Development, we always keep abreast of changing regulations, especially around Dangerous Goods (DG). Rules around the carriage of DGs by unmanned aircraft continue to evolve. Our deep knowledge of DG regulations has already helped operators in the UK obtain CAA approval for transporting specific categories of DG during BVLOS delivery operations.
We also provide CAA approved training relevant to the handling and transport of Dangerous Goods by unmanned aircraft (a prerequisite to obtaining approval to carry DGs). The training is customised to the type and classes of Dangerous Goods that you intend to transport and whether you are ‘shipper’ or ‘operator’ of DGs.
Safety Management Systems (SMS)
At present, drone operators don’t need to have safety management systems. But it’s best practice to get one in place, just like operators, airports, ATMs and MROs in manned aviation must do.
This is because, regardless of whether it’s a legal requirement, regulators like to see a Safety Management System in place. Not only does it help improve safety within an organisation, it makes it more efficient. And it helps regulators take you seriously.
In future, It’s likely that SMS will become a regulatory requirement for the unmanned industry, so we recommend all our clients start thinking about it early on. We can help you identify which system you need and get you up and running.
A number of airspace restrictions exist within the UK, applying to both unmanned and manned aircraft. Our team fully understands the nature of these restrictions, how this affects your planned flights and how to make applications.
At present, most BVLOS operations require the use of segregated airspace. We can manage the application process for establishing a Temporary Danger Area (TDA), navigating its complexities with the minimum delay.
UAV Related Training
As a UK CAA certified ‘Recognised Assessment Entity’, we’re approved for conducting training and certification of Remote Pilots.
We offer a whole range of professional courses including Crew Resource Management (CRM) training as well as being a UK CAA approved Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE) for training and ‘GVC’ certification.